Main factors of risk related to the cardiovascular diseases

William Alves Lima, Maria Fátima Glaner


Obese people are at higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than people with normal body fat. Therefore, the aim of this review was to synthetize the traditional risk factors for CVD. The search was made in Medline and Scielo, using the key-words cardiovascular disease, glucose, triglycerides, lipoproteins, obesity and body fat distribution. The studies showed that high values of glicemia, low-density lipoproteins, triglycerides and, low rate of high-density lipoproteins are the main risk factors associated with central body fat distribution, which seems to be a greater risk factor for CDV than obesity itself.


Doença cardiovascular; Glicose; Triglicérides; Lipoproteínas; Obesidade; Distribuição da gordura corporal; Cardiovascular disease; Glucose; Triglycerides; Lipoproteins; Obesity and body fat distribution


The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.